Air New Zealand now offers free WiFi on all flights

By David Flynn, March 28 2019
Air New Zealand now offers free WiFi on all flights

Air New Zealand is setting the Internet free, with passengers on all of its WiFi-enabled aircraft able to stay connected above the clouds without spending a cent.

The Star Alliance member already has high-speed WiFi fitted to most of its Boeing 777 jets, which are typically seen on trans-Tasman, US and London routes, along with the new Airbus A321neo jets now darting between Australia and New Zealand. Air New Zealand's Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet has yet to be WiFi-enabled.

During a recent flight on AirNZ's A321neo we clocked download speeds between 1.4 and 4.7Mbps, with uploads at 3.2 to 5Mbps.

AusBT review: Air New Zealand's Airbus A321neo inflight Internet

The airline has previously priced inflight Internet at NZ$30 - NZ$40 for an entire flight, with a one-hour pass at NZ$9.

David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

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Be interesting to see if this change impacts the download speed.

A few people streaming Netflix and bandwidth goes pretty quickly.

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Flying Air NZ Mid April to LAX will be interesting to see what happens with speed

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